Saturday, August 28, 2010

“I-really-don't-feel-like-cooking” Pasta Salad

We spent the day running errands and when we got home, it was time for dinner, so I threw together this salad and opened up a bottle of wine.

Not bad for 20 minutes work . . .

The recipe was so easy! Simply toss together:

1 lb. Barilla Whole Grain Medium Shells pasta, cooked, drained and rinsed in cold water
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 can olives cured in olive oil
3 cans Italian-style tuna in olive oil
1 jar non-pareil capers (the tiny ones), drained and rinsed
½ cup finely chopped red onion
2 cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
Fresh herbs - today I added tarragon, basil and lemon thyme
Your favorite vinaigrette
Salt and pepper to taste

That's it! Buon appetito!


Anita said...

Maria this looks so good! My husband loves pasta salads, this I have to try!

Nicki, said...

Oh, your 20 minutes of fixins' looks much better than mine. This looks so yummy right now - I was too lazy to go to the store today - so I might have to 'make shift' with a few of the ingredients - but I'm definitely in the mood for pasta salad now.

Barb said...

That looks really good for a quick dinner and it would be nice especially on a hot day.

Angela2932 said...

Yummm! Just printed it out for a dinner tonight!